Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing! In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.
“Kids Can Sew”
Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew. This program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to operate a sewing machine, read and cut out a pattern and sew clothes and craft items for gift-giving. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading and following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in the class. Lesson sheets will indicate the fabric requirements for parents to help the children pick out their own fabrics for each item.
Learn these skills and more..
- Learn to set up your machine for sewing
- Learn the parts of the machine
- Learn how to thread the top spool of thread
- Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it
- Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas
- Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing
- Learn how to sew straight lines
- Learn to to pivot corners
- Learn how to reverse stitch
- Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.
Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont. Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.